I am a Westpac Bicentennial Foundation Research Fellow and homelessness researcher.
My research interests centre on promoting the health and wellbeing of adolescents and young people, and in particular young people experiencing homelessness. I have experience teaching in Victorian secondary schools, conducting life skills and mental health programs in the not-for-profit sector, and tutoring and lecturing in health promotion and public health in University settings. In the last decade, I have been conducting research, writing and consulting in the field of adolescent health, focusing on homeless young people.
I have a strong passion for, and commitment to, leadership through my research and to improving the lives of young Australians and their families. I have a particular interest in the use of therapeutic dogs working in research with homeless young people. I am extremely committed to ensuring that my research is relevant to homeless youth and that my research findings are successfully disseminated and translated into practice and policy to benefit others. I am available to consult and collaborate on projects. I am available for HDR supervision.